Monday, July 31, 2017

Reflection for the Week - July 31

Faith seeking understanding is often assumed to be “spiritual,” but I’d wager that unless it’s complemented by understanding seeking faith, it’s nothing of the sort. There are no longer any simple templates. Everything is complicated, which means tension. And in the light of a relentless complexity in the world, we’d better get used to it. 


Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Musings - July 28

We now know too much about the ‘natural world informer,’ in particular evolution, to ignore this when it comes to credibly interpreting Genesis1-3. 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Reflection for the Week - July 24

Faithful biblical interpretation does not stop when the reader experiences the meaning of the text, but only when that experienced meaning is lived out towards the other and into the world. Once this action takes place there is then a retro movement back from other and world to the reader, who then re-engages and is re-engaged by the text, in order to prepare for a new encounter. Responsible interpretation means that readers must know what to do with meaning, since this is not information to be stored or defended as ideology or utopia, but it is to be lived in continual pursuit for optimal understanding.  


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brilliant expo - Martigny, Suisse


Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Musings - July 21

Proposing fresh interpretations of Genesis 1-3 in light of evolution should result in exploring new views of the authority of the biblical text.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - July 20

One of the shocking things that arises when discussing imagination with Christians is that they often see imagination as merely something to be avoided, or are almost oblivious of its existence all together. This perspective is not only unfortunate, but unrealistic and stifling.

False portrayals like this, I suggest, hold us captive. My wager is that when imagination is devalued or seldom noticed as a feature of being human, embodying a legitimate faith in God and experiencing living spirituality will be severely impoverished. If imagination has no relevant significance for the knowledge of God, an engagement with the biblical text, and a perception of the natural world, we are failing to embrace what is true; knowledge, engagement, and perception are imagination dependent.